Friday, November 26, 2010

Let The Crazy Begin

I don't get the whole Black Friday thing. I have no idea why someone would want to not only get up while it's still dark out, but then go stand in line just to get a few good deals on things you probably can't afford anyway.

Likely, most of those people who are standing in line, are putting those purchases on their credit cards. Which, if you think about it, by the time you're done paying for it, sort of defeats the whole purpose of saving money. I mean, all I hear about is how much money people don't have, how they're out of work or how they can't afford anything, yet you have all these people out shopping.

But what I hate most about it is the desperation. The sheer desperation to shop. When you're standing in line, so you can shop in Walmart, you have to know you're not getting anything original for anyone. Sure, there are toys for kids, but even that annoys me. Everything is so commercial and EVERY SINGLE THING is made in China. It disgusts me.

This year I'm seriously cutting down on the actual gifts I'm buying. In fact, if I can, I am buying NO gifts. Instead, I'm aiming to buy experiences. Something like
Cloud 9 Living sells. Or a cooking or pottery class. I do know one thing though...

I will NEVER be out there on Black Friday for any reason.

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Gil said...

"Everything is so commercial and EVERY SINGLE THING is made in China. It disgusts me."

This is reason enough for me to stay away from Wal-Fart as my kids call it. Funny thing there is one less than a mile from my house.

june in florida said...

Shopping at walmart is like digging your own grave, making more jobs in China and less jobs here.